My experience in the last number of years in Kenya and the United States has made me want to play a more proactive role in gender issues in Ireland and it is for this reason I wanted to write for the The Women's Lives Pages, submitted by NCCWN - Donegal Women's Network to the Donegal … Continue reading Human trafficking and gender inequality: the role of a man.
Just do it. If you are considering volunteering abroad and can't make up your mind I would definitely say - do it! I left for Kenya because I wanted to gain experience in something new and unique. To see another world. To learn about a different way of life. To use my educational background in … Continue reading Six months in Kenya.
It is widely believed that Albert Einstein coined the phrase regarding the definition of insanity - which was, to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. I would argue that US foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East more broadly is a good example of how such powerful institutions behaviour … Continue reading More military bombardment in Afghanistan is illogical and has proven not to work.
2017 has been a historical year for Kenya. Never before has the country’s presidential result been overturned; the first for Africa as a continent in fact. The decision however has divided many people who feel it has been a great example of Kenya’s democratic progress, while others feel it is harming the country’s political reputation … Continue reading Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.
On Wednesday 26th July Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART Kenya) were delighted to have welcomed the Second Secretary; Teresa Sweeney, from the Irish Embassy in Nairobi to our shelter for victims of Human Trafficking. The Irish Embassy voiced its support in relation to working with HAART and assisting victims of trafficking in both Ireland and … Continue reading HAART Kenya gains support from the Irish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
“Another recruit reported that she was given in marriage to a jihadi who told her that as she was his gift, he could give her to his friends and colleagues. After she was passed around, and had fainted, she woke up in a strange safe house with several other women being trained for a jihadi mission. One girl refused and the instructors reported that she had been eviscerated and chopped up into several pieces."
Human trafficking for sex earns more money than drug trafficking that is why there are more organised criminal gangs globally. One of the current debates is to reduce demand for sex, delegitimise purchase of sex and stop prosecutions of people who sell sex and prosecute the purchasers
As we reach the midpoint of 2017 the month of July is nearly upon us. That means the annual Arts to End Slavery Exhibition will be taking place once again. The event will commence on July 3rd at 6.00pm until July 14th, 2017. The venue has been confirmed as KOBO Trust, 523 Riara Road in … Continue reading Arts to End Slavery 2017
On the 2nd of June I flew into the greater horn of Africa. Flying out to Kenya was a completely new experience for me. I had never been to Kenya before, never mind the continent of Africa. I had a connecting flight via Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) and to say the views from the sky were … Continue reading Dispatches: First impressions of Kenya.
“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” (Paulo Freire) This 8-week course offered a very good insight into the importance of development education in today’s world as well as some fun and exciting ways to raise knowledge and awareness of … Continue reading Skills in Development Education’ – UCDVO